FACTFILE on ... Bat­tle of the Aisne

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

THE Bat­tle of the Aisne is seen as a turn­ing point in the First World War and the start of trench war­fare.

The 1st Northamp­ton­shire Reg­i­ment pur­sued the Ger­mans to the bat­tle­ground bring­ing about a stale­mate in the war.

Nei­ther side could move against the other nor would they ac­cept de­feat.

Both Ger­mans and the al­lies dug in which was the start of the four-year long slog.

The trenches stretched from Switzer­land to the coast in north­ern France and Bel­gium.

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